Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fusilli with Garlic Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

During crazy work weeks, I love any dish that is on the table in less than 15 minutes. This recipe tastes gourmet, but is simple enough that your kids could help with prep (which I always encourage!). I recommend serving this with a big leafy green salad or roasted cauliflower. If you can't have regular pasta, feel free to swap in gluten-free pasta or zucchini noodles.



1. Place sauce ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.


2. Boil pasta in a large pot of salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water, then drain the pasta. Return pasta to the pot and combine with the red pepper sauce and pasta water.



3. Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook until pink, stirring often. Finish with lemon zest/juice, crushed red pepper and salt, to taste.


4. Scoop pasta into serving bowls and top with shrimp.



Fusilli with Garlic Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Serves 6

All you need:
Sauce
1 (10 oz.) jar roasted red peppers, drained
1 (7 oz.) jar sundried tomatoes (use oil from the jar too)
Juice of 1 lemon
2 peeled garlic cloves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Salt, to taste

1 pound fusilli pasta
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 peeled garlic cloves, minced
1 pound raw shrimp (peeled, deveined, tail off)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt, to taste

All you do:
1. Place sauce ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.
2. Boil pasta in a large pot of salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water, then drain the pasta. Return pasta to the pot and combine with the red pepper sauce and pasta water.
3. Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook until pink, stirring often. Finish with lemon zest/juice, crushed red pepper and salt, to taste.
4. Scoop pasta into serving bowls and top with shrimp.

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